Donald Trump impeachment inquiry:What happened on Tuesday


WASHINGTON — The U.S. State Department told a key witness not to appear before Congress, a senator called for Rudy Giuliani to testify and the White House told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi there would be no cooperation in what it called a “partisan” impeachment investigation against President Donald Trump.

All of this, and more, happened on Tuesday.

It all stems from the July 25 phone call in which Trump asked Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky to look into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son. A whistleblower complaint alleges Trump pressured Zelensky and also raised concerns about U.S. monetary aid that was delayed to Ukraine.

We’ve rounded up the most important developments from today on impeachment:

Sondland subpoenaed after Trump blocked him from appearing before Congress

Trump and the State Department blocked European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland from appearing before a trio of congressional committees to answer questions about his role in pushing Ukraine’s president to investigate Biden.

In response, House Democrats issued a subpoena, demanding he hand over key documents by Oct. 14 and appear before the panels on Oct. 16.

Sondland’s attorney Robert Luskin said the State Department directed him not to cooperate with the probe or appear before lawmakers.

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